Perkins, Southern Miss defense lead way in 20-6 victory
Perkins gave Southern Miss a 10-0 halftime lead with a 2-yard run to cap a 10-play, 67-yard drive. He added a 38-yarder up the middle with 32 seconds left in the game.
Andrew Stein kicked field goals of 23 and 34 yards, improving to 12 of 14 this season. Jack Abraham was 23-of-36 passing for 207 yards with an interception. Ten completions went to Tim Jones for 96 yards.
Austin Trammell caught a 15-yard pass from Wiley Green for Rice's only points with six minutes left in the third quarter.